Justin Garner Photography

Justin Garner Photography


I regularly deliver talks to camera clubs across the UK face to face and virtually using software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 
This talk covers lighting techniques in portraiture and product photography. I share my setups using illustrations and images from behind the scenes, giving you an insight into the thought and process of creating the final image. 
This is an insight into my journey taking macro images. I cover the techniques I use to get high-quality images. You will see behind the scenes, images showing setups and equipment that I use. I also cover how I use focus stacking to get images sharp from front to back.
This is a lecture on the history of HDR photography and my approach to creating High Dynamic Range images. I speak about the things I look for and the techniques I use. 


Within the lockdown of 2020 I decided to take on the challenge of taking an image every day from within the grounds of my home. This talk covers the best parts of this mini-project. I share my ideas with behind-the-scenes images of the setups and lighting. 

Upcoming dates


4th August – Sale Photographic Society – (Macro Workshop – Face to Face)

12th September – Copeland Photographic Society – (HDR Photography – Zoom)

15th September – Alsager Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

16th September – Heswall Photographic Society – (Lighting Behind the Image – Face to Face)

21st September – Afan Nedd Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Zoom)

29th September – Atherton ADAP’s – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

5th October – Ashbourne Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

10th October – Newcastle Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

17th October – Eden Valley Camera Club – (Home Photography – Face to Face)

31st October – Gravesend CC – (Macro Photography – Zoom)

9th November – Garstang Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

16th November – 21 Century Technology and Camera Group – Middlewich – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

28th November – Dewsbury Photographic Group – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)


4th January- Ashbourne Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face) 

20th January – Reading Camera Club – (HDR Photography- Zoom)

25th January – York Camera Club – (Face to Face)

8th February – Linchfield Camera Club – (Face to Face)

9th February – Junction 36 PS – (The Lighting Behind the Image – Zoom)

14th February – Deeside Camera Club – (The Lighting Behind the Image – Face to Face)

1st March – Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society – (Macro Photography – Face to Face) 

6th March – Blythe Bridge Camera Club – (Macro Practical – Face to Face) 

14th April – Overton Photographic Club – (The Lighting Behind the Image – Zoom)

8th June – Bolton Camera Club – (The Lighting Behind the Image – Face to Face)

22nd June – Walsall Photographic Society – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

6th Sept – Worksop Photography Club – (Macro Photography – Zoom)


“What a superb evening. I was especially taken with the idea of photographing flowers at night – though I think I’ll wait until spring. It’s really good to see, not only other people’s original images, but the details of how they were taken. Clearly, most of Justin’s effort goes into the careful positioning of bits of mostly inexpensive kit rather than into post-processing. His experimenting with and understanding of light was eye-opening.” – North West Bristol Camera Club. 


“Justin Garner was our guest speaker on Thursday 11th November and gave an excellent and engaging presentation on Macro Photography, using his own beautiful and cleverly crafted images to illustrate how to tackle this genre.  He explained things in a way that didn’t baffle the less technically minded in his audience, and came up with some very useful hints on how to avoid spending a fortune on accessories for setting up shots, particularly in a studio.  Simplicity was a watchword, but often that simplicity was achieved after considerable thought and preparation, as he demonstrated with one of his own images which he realised he’d taken too quickly and which could have been improved with a little bit of forethought. 

In the second half, he concentrated on the use of focus stacking – and again made something that sounds horribly technical seem quite straightforward.  Justin’s passion for photography, and desire to encourage others to get as much from it as he does, shone through and if anyone is interested in trying some of his techniques to improve their images, then you’ll find him on various social media platforms.”  –  Earlston Camera Club